Arsenal appears to be on the verge of reaching a deal with 21-year-old midfielder Julian Draxler.
Draxler had a 2014-15 season marred by a thigh injury, but the Gunners are likely banking on his youth and looking to unleash his full potential in a midfield that lacks depth.
Schalke finished in sixth place in the Bundesliga standings, so it will be difficult for Draxler to turn down an opportunity to play for a third-place Premier League.
Arsenal is looking to end their drought of Premier League titles, which goes all the way back to 2004.
Draxler has shown potential when fully healthy, as he scored 10 goals in Bundesliga matches for Schalke during the 2012-13 season.
The Gunners are looking to add a reliable scoring threat to their midfield after striking it rich with forward Alexis Sanchez, who led the team with 16 goals.